John ~ That is a good question. I think that scientists want to embrace this idea of the Big Bang as the beginning of the universe and ultimately man's beginning because it makes them comfortable with their anti- God stance which is the denial or rejection of man's sinful nature. To say it a bit different, scientists would like to embrace something other than the Big Bang as it makes them uncomfortable with having to have a potential first cause; thus, they would prefer avoiding a higher moral authority. Moreover, it is the end of their research for one thing. It does not fit well with their 'is no God' paradigm. Some speculate that there was the end of one universe which thus begot another universe = ours... sort of a looping. There is no way to prove that. They ~ 'scientists' ~ create an imagery beginning to compete with the beginning that they don't like - that God created the heaven and earth and everything in it, all things seen and unseen.
Me ~ Well, now this leads us into the discussion about evolution vs. creationism. What argument can you offer for creationism refuting those who think that man evolved from apes?
John ~ Another good question. I just read an excellent blog that I will use here to answer that and save both of us a lot of time today, since we have a dinner party to attend later this afternoon. While that is true, I just want to add that there never was time when I thought that what I heard in school was as convincing as what I or anyone can read in the Bible. God said "Let there be Light" Genesis! "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it." John 1-5 Nothing I have read in Scripture that violates scientific fact as opposed to theory. For example, in the book of Job, we read that the earth is round and hanging in space with nothing under it. This was written long before Moses and yet all contemporary civilizations: Egyptians, Sumerians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks - a Titan God believed the earth was being held up something or animals. Yet, Job is clear that the earth hangs in emptiness with nothing around it which contradicted the view of all civilizations of the time, but that is what we know to be true today. Why is this possible, unless God had told Job. I am not anti-science, I pro God who gave us means to discover Him and His creation, that is science for me.
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Evolutionists say that billions of years ago an infinitely small, highly condensed dot called the "singularity" exploded and everything that exists came out of it. Seriously? Who created the dot?? And since when does an explosion create anything so orderly and complex as this amazing universe - or one single strand of DNA?
DNA? Oh, well that happened when lightning struck some slime in a primordial ocean and fused amino acids together. Really!?? Wow. So, if the earth was a molten blob of plasma that began to cool, where did the water come from? That kind of heat should have prevented any moisture from ever developing into OCEANS! It would have all evaporated (which implies that it existed to begin with!). And where did the amino acids that supposedly were the foundation of life come from?
How do we get life from non-living material? Frankenstein-style Electricity is the answer? OK, so since DNA contains the "information" - the genetic codes - that make life develop into whatever form it takes, then after lighting turned that acid into DNA, that one strand would had to have had the genetic blue-print to create ALL life - plant, fish, reptile, bird, animal, man, etc.. I mean the information has to come from somewhere. And since all of life supposedly evolved out of this incident, the information to do so had to have been present in that first DNA molecule. That's a serious miracle! Oops! That's a religious word. Sorry.
A theory should be testable. So, go to your local GNC store, buy some complex amino acid and start zapping it with electricity. See what happens. And even if by some miracle you do create a strand of DNA from your experiment, you have to remember that you went to a store and bought the building blocks to do so! You just can not escape the "God Component" of the equation. Anyway...
According to the Theory of Evolution, lightning activated amino-slime became DNA that turned into a single-cell organism. That ONE organism floated to the bottom of the primordial ocean floor. What did it eat? I don't know, but eventually, it got sick of sitting there so it jumped up and evolved into a fish! What did the fish eat? I mean, it was SUCH a MIRACLE that one lighting bolt created life from non-living material in the first place, now you're going to tell me that the same thing happened again so that these creatures can eat? But once it eats, then what? You only had one!
Just go back and start asking yourself these types of questions anytime you hear or read anything about evolution, and you will quickly realize how ridiculous the whole thing really is. But let's continue...
So that fish supposedly swam around for millions of years. How did it live that long? It didn't? It mated and produced offspring? Mated with who? Oh, wow, more miracles needed! OK. Go on. Then one day it decided to see what land was like. Do fish really think like that? So, it evolved legs out of fins and walked onto the land! How did it breath? Oh the gills magically disappeared and the fish went from breathing water to breathing air. Hmmmm. OK. Go on.
Once on land, over millions of years it grew from a tiny lizard-like creature into the giant T-Rex! Wow! Cool! Then as a result of comets and climate change, T-Rex eventually evolved into a bird. What!??? A bird??? Yep. A bird.
So let me get this straight. A fish got tired of water and climbed out on land and grew into a dinosaur. Then those massive land reptiles got sick of the land and shed their scales for feathers, jumped up and started to fly, turning themselves into tiny birds? And that's science???
No matter how you look at it, I can't believe this sort of thing is even taken seriously. But this is college level "education" folks!! Scary. And what's worse is people pay tens of thousands of dollars to get a piece of paper that authorizes them to pass this crap along to the next generation!
People actually believe this stuff, because in essence, it truly is a religion. And the god of this religion is called, "Science." Thus, we have another god at war with the One True God. It is a Theory of Chaos and Chance vs Intelligent Design. And because there is so much evidence for Intelligent Design, many Evolutionists have adopted the idea of Panspermia: the theory that life here must have been "seeded" by life that came from elsewhere. Great. All that does is push the problem further out into space. But the questions and issues remain. For anyone interested in exploring this further, I recommend you check out the movie, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.
To me, this whole idea of Evolution is absolutely absurd. To them, Creationist theories and Biblical explanations are equally absurd. So, while we are all speculating and being absurd, let me throw in another theory concerning T-Rex and other bipedal dinos like him. As I mentioned above, I believe God did create the large, plant eating dinosaurs. God called it the "chief of all He created." Next to man, it was the champion - the most impressive creature walking the planet. God was proud of it! So, what did the Devil do? True to form, I believe he created - or I should say, genetically engineered - a counterfeit. A T-Rex - the King Dinosaur - master of the terrible lizards.